Center Cinemas

42-17 Queens Boulevard,
Sunnyside, NY 11104

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movieman007 on September 29, 2004 at 1:25 am

BY the way there are only 5 screens not 6, only one of the screens are in the basment, also Main Street bargain day is Wednesday, also Clearview Cinemas (We bring neibors to the movies, and screw you with our prices), they did away with their bargain day.

RobertR on September 28, 2004 at 10:09 pm

The Main Street has the same owner and has the same Tuesday policy. I think the Clearview Squire and Port Jefferson also have a cheap night.

Camden on July 18, 2004 at 1:27 am

I’m making a point of checking this theatre out. Warren, what other bargains do you know of in the NYC area? I’m familiar with Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, which is $5 until 5PM on weekdays and all day Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I’m curious to learn of others.


Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on March 19, 2004 at 9:10 pm

Two signs were posted in the Center’s boxoffice window this week that deserve mention. One reads “Due to new distributor rules, no passes will be accepted during the first two weeks of any engagement.” The second reads “No passes will be accepted at any time for engagements of films from the Walt Disney Company.” The Center still shows the newest movies at some of the lowest prices in the NYC area, including $4.50 at all weekday matinees and $3.50 for ALL performances on Tuesdays.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 29, 2004 at 6:50 pm

The original seating capacity was reported as 598. The Center first opened on April 24, 1942, with a double feature of “Sullivan’s Travels” and “The Lady Has Plans.” Due to competition from three Century theatres in the Sunnyside area, the independently owned Center had to rely on late runs and revivals, with three program changes per week. There used to be a sign over the entrance which said “Good Movies, Like Good Books, Never Grow Old.” Though the Center survived and is now a first-run multiplex, its Century rivals are gone. The Sunnyside Theatre was demolished, the Bliss is a church, and the 43rd Street serves as a store warehouse.